Despite some notable examples of positive efforts, the property sector in Australia is falling behind in its efforts to maximise the potential of women in the workforce and especially in senior management roles, according to the latest study.

Based on interviews of executives from 15 of the top ASX listed companies across the real-estate, property and construction sector, research from Ernst & Young and the Property Council of Australia found that whilst women account for almost half of the sector’s workforce generally and slightly over half of all…